Dual Enrollment

Welcome to Dual Enrollment at Nicholls State University.

The Nicholls State University Dual Enrollment program gives high school students a chance to earn college credit while still working towards their high school diploma.  Dual Enrollment can save students time and money, but make certain you are up to the task; Dual Enrollment courses can be very challenging.  You should understand that course completed through Dual Enrollment are college courses, which means the courses may be considerably more rigorous than high school courses.  Also, you should remember that Dual Enrollment courses and the grades your earn become part of your permanent college academic record regardless of which institution you choose to attend, so your work should be your best.  If you work hard and plan carefully, participation in Dual Enrollment can be a very rewarding experience.

Dual Enrollment Application and Requirements for Admission

Dual Enrollment Application (fillable form)

Directions: To complete the form electronically, download it to your computer.  The form may also be printed and completed by hand.

 All students participating in the Dual Enrollment program at Nicholls State University must meet the minimum academic, age, and grade level requirements as outlined below.  Nicholls reserves the right to change or amend requirements at any time.

To be eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment program at Nicholls State University students must:

  • be at least 15 years of age by the start of the semester of enrollment.
  • be enrolled in grades 11 or 12.
  • have ACT or SAT scores. ACT or SAT scores will be used for admission and placement.  Only students who have not taken ACT or SAT after ninth grade may use ASPIRE, MAP, Pre-ACT, Pre-SAT, or EOC scores.
  • have a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or SAT total score of 1010.
    (For students without ACT/SAT scores: ASPIRE composite score of 430, MAP language + math score of 490, Pre-ACT composite score of 19, or Pre-SAT total score of 1010.)
  • have a minimum ACT English score of 18, SAT ERW score of 500, or ACCUPLACER Writing score of 250.
    (For students without ACT/SAT scores: ASPIRE English score of 433, MAP Language score of 245, Pre-ACT English score of 18, Pre-SAT ERW score of 500, EOC English II score of 740, or LEAP 2025 English II Mastery of above.)
  • have a minimum ACT math score of 19, SAT math score of 510, or ACCUPLACER QRAS score of 250.
    (For students without ACT/SAT scores: ASPIRE math score of 431, MAP math score of 265, Pre-ACT math score of 19, Pre-SAT math score of 510, EOC Algebra I score of 760, EOC Geometry score of 750, or LEAP 2025 Geometry Mastery or above).
  • have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.


  1. For College Algebra (MATH 101) eligibility, students must have a minimum ACT math score of 21 or SAT math score of 530, or an ACCUPLACER QRAS score of 263. (For students without ACT or SAT scores: ASPIRE math score of 435, Pre-ACT score of 22, EOC Algebra I score of 770, EOC Geometry score of 760, or LEAP 2025 Geometry Master or above and completion of Algebra II with a C or better.)
  2. Students who do not meet minimum placement requirements for either English (ACT English sub-score of 18) or mathematics (ACT math sub-score of 19) will be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis. Students admitted under these circumstances may enroll in courses at Nicholls on a limited basis depending on the area of deficiency and must be addressing the area of deficiency.  By the spring of his or her senior year, a student must meet the minimum English, mathematics, and composite score requirements to participate in Dual Enrollment.

Typical Courses Taken by Dual Enrollment Students

Students in the Dual Enrollment Program often register for courses such as SOCI 151, Introductory Sociology, ART 110, Art Appreciation, MUS 105, Music Appreciation, and other general education core curriculum type freshman-level courses.  It is strongly recommended that students select courses with their intended college major in mind.  Although general education core curriculum courses are usually a safe choice, the types of courses allowed to satisfy graduation requirements vary among institutions and even among the degree programs within an institution.  For example, at Nicholls BIOL 105 will apply to several majors; however, it will not apply to majors like Nursing or even Biology.  For some majors students may select any Behavioral or Social Science course to satisfy that general education core curriculum requirement, but other majors like Accounting may identify particular courses to meet that requirement (ECON 211 and 212).

If you are planning to attend Nicholls, the applicability of a course to a program can be verified by locating your intended major in the Nicholls State University Academic Catalog.   If you are planning to attend another state institution, you can check whether a course is transferable by viewing the Louisiana State Master Course Articulation Matrix.  It is always best to confirm the acceptance of a course with the institution you plan to attend.

Please note that admission to the Dual Enrollment program does not guarantee enrollment in any course.  Dual Enrollment students must meet specific course prerequisites and co-requisites.  A full list of Nicholls courses and course descriptions with prerequisite and co-requisite information can be found in Courses of Instruction section of the Nicholls State University Academic Catalog

The list below contains courses typically selected by Dual Enrollment students.

Course Credit Hours
ART 110 (Art Appreciation)


CHEM 105 (Intro Chemistry I) 3
CHEM 106 (Intro Chemistry II) 3
CHEM 110 (Intro Chemistry Lab) 2
FREN 101 (Elementary French I) 3
FREN 102 (Elementary French II) 3
ENGL 101 (English Composition I) 3
ENGL 102 (English Composition I) 3
HIST 101 (History of Western Civilization) 3
HIST 102 (History of Western Civilization) 3
HIST 150 (World History) 3
HIST 151 (World History) 3
HIST 255 (American History) 3
HIST 256 (American History) 3
MATH 101 (College Algebra-3 credit hours) 3
MATH 102 (Trigonometry) 3
MATH 106 (Business Calculus) 3
MATH 108 (Pre-Calculus) 4
MATH 117 (Contemporary Mathematics and Quantitative Analysis) 3
MATH 214 (Introductory Statistics) 3
MATH 165 (Calculus I) 5
MATH 166 (Calculus II) 4
MUS 105 (Music Appreciation) 3
OIS 200 (Office Information Systems) 2
PSYC 101 (General Psychology) 3
SOCI 151 (Intro Sociology) 3
SPAN101 (Elementary Spanish I) 3
SPAN 102 (Elementary Spanish II) 3
UNIV 101 (University Studies) 1

Important Dates — Fall 2020

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Wednesday, August 5th:
Semester begins

Friday, August 7th: Fee
deadline 4:15 p.m.

Monday, August 10th: First Day of Class, Full Term and Term A (Regular and Online)

Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 14th till 12 p.m.: Schedule changes made through Banner or in the Academic Advising Center.

Thursday, August 27th: 14th class day for stats purposes

Monday, September 7th: Labor Day, University is closed

Tuesday, September 8th: Classes Resume

Thursday, September 10th: Last day to drop or resign with a W from Term A classes.

Wednesday, September 23rd and Thursday, September 24th: Final exams for Mini Term A.

Friday, September 25th: Final grades due for Term A by 9:00 a.m. (regular and online).

Tuesday, September 29th: Classes begin for Term B (regular and online).

Thursday, October 1st: 7th week grades available for students in Banner.

Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th: Fall Break, No Classes.

Wednesday, October 21st: Final day to drop or resign with a W from full term classes.

Monday, October 26th: Registration for Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 semester begins.

Monday, November 2nd:  Last day to drop or resign with a W from Term B classes (regular and online).

Friday, November 13th: Last day of classes for Full Term and Term B (regular and online) classes.

Monday, November 16th: Final Exams Begin

Friday, November 20th: Final Exams End

Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd: Fall 2020 Commencement.

Monday, November 23rd through Friday, November 27th; Thanksgiving University is closed.

Tuesday, December 1st: Final grades of all students due at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, December 18th: University closes at 4:30 p.m. for Christmas holidays


Office Location:
234 Elkins HallMailing Address:
P. O. Box 2008
Thibodaux, LA 70310Phone: 985-448-4101 Fax: 985-448-4201 E-mail: Cambria Bouzigard7:30 am – 4:30 pm